Love is in the Air Blog Hop – Day 2

Mel's Card Corner | Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to day two of our big three day blog hop for the new Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air collection. This is our first blog hop as the new 2018 Creative Team, so we’re all really excited to share our projects with you.

This collection which will be launching on Tuesday, January 9! However, if you’re a member of StampNation, you’ll be able to get early access and order your collection Monday night! Membership definitely has perks. 🙂

You should have arrived here from Chrissie’s blog. Aren’t her designs fabulous?! If you didn’t get her from her blog, no worries! I’ll have a list of the complete hop at the end of my post.

Sending Love

Mel's Card Corner | Love is in the Air Blog Hop

For my first card, I used the following products from the collection:

  • Happiness Enclosed Stamp Set
  • Bon Voyage Stamp Set
  • Postage Stamp Dies
  • Love Die

I also used the following Catherine Pooler Designs products:

  • Midnight Ink
  • Premium White Card Stock

The Adventure Begins

Mel's Card Corner | Love is in the Air Blog Hop

For my second card, I used the following products from the collection:

  • Love is in the Air Stamp Set
  • The World Awaits Stamp Set
  • Postage Stamp Dies
  • Love is in the Air Dies (add-on)

I also used the following Catherine Pooler Designs products:

  • Rockin’ Red ink
  • Tiki Torch ink
  • Tiara ink
  • Lime Rickey ink
  • It’s a Boy ink
  • Something Borrowed ink
  • Flirty Fushcia ink
  • Aquatini ink
  • Black Jack ink
  • Premium White Card Stock

Mystery Ink

Mel's Card Corner | Love is in the Air Blog Hop

In case you haven’t already heard, there is an ink pad included in this collection! This new color hasn’t been revealed and isn’t available in Catherine’s store. In fact, it won’t be available until a date yet to be determined in the future, but it likely won’t be anytime soon. So, if you suffer from full set syndrome and want a complete CPD ink collection, you might want to grab this collection. 🙂

Comment to Win

Mel's Card Corner | Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Be sure to visit all the stops on today’s hop and leave a comment on each. One lucky commenter will be randomly selected and announced on January 10 on Catherine’s blog to receive this collection for FREE! If the winner has already purchased the collection, they will be issued a $100 Gift Certificate to Catherine’s store for use on a future purchase. 

Here’s the list of all the stops for today’s hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by my site today for our blog hop! Your next stop will be with the amazing Jenny.

Until next time …

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  1. Karen K. says:

    These are beautiful! As a current SN member I’m sure to tune into the PJ party and get my order in! As a Stamp Junkie, I’m guessing the new ink color is in the pink/purple family…but I’m horrible at trying to guess the names of the CP inks….

  2. Jenny Colacicco says:

    Aww thanks for the shout out Melissa. Can I just say that little diamond plaid banner on the hot air balloon is pure genius. LOVE the rainbow look. Also your dedication to the cause on that pink background. WOW WOW. LOVE it. Jenny x

  3. Sharon Perehudoff says:

    Gorgeous cards Melissa! This collection is awesome. Thank you for sharing and do enjoy your wonderful cards.

  4. Peggy mccullar says:

    Beautiful! I love how fun and feminine that pink card is! I love the polka dot background you made with that stamp! Love love love! I am a stamp junkie and I think the new color is a reddish pinkish color!

  5. Dorothy Breitenstein says:

    Hey from a SN member I think the pink card is the new mystery color! Gorgeous cards and you are so creative.

  6. Debbie Bonczek says:

    Loving these cards – they are both so fun. And enjoying all of the excitement and creativity over at StampNation. It’s always such a fun time. Looking forward to order time!

  7. Jenn says:

    Hi, Melissa!

    I’m a sucker for polka dots, so I love that first card, but the background on your second card is so unique! So happy you are part of the SN DT! Love seeing your creations!

  8. Teresa Rawnick says:

    Gorgeous cards. In Love yet Again! Seriously LOVE that Pink card though. Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    Pink is usually not my favorite color
    but I love that first card. the colors
    are crisp and so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Sharon Salerno says:

    Great cards! Love the postage stamp dies and all the different ways to use them. Of course Hot Air Baloons are a favorite of mine because I have always wanted to go up in one.

  11. canadiancaroline says:

    Fabulous cards, Melissa. I love how you used the polka-dot square to create your background on the Mystery Ink card… and the little scene with the hot-air balloons is super-sweet. Awesome mixing and matching with the different elements in this collection

  12. Joanne Guarino says:

    Love both of your cards, Melissa but the first one is really my favorite! That is a perfect card for Valentine’s Day! Can’t wait to get this SOA and start playing!

  13. Marianne says:

    Fun cards, Melissa. Love the hot pink of your first card (new ink?) and the subtle background stamping on your second one.
    Marianne x
    SN member

  14. Marcia Fellner says:

    Love both your cards. Interesting to see how you created one with one color scheme and the other with all the bright beautiful CP colors.

  15. Roberta Eldridge aka Roberta's Artistic Adventures says:

    I am a Stamp Junkie and a member of CardMaking Tips,Techniques and chats! I love your delightful and colorful card, Mel! Love CPD products!

  16. Donna Neal says:

    I really like the Sending Love card. And I also like the one with the hot air balloons! Thanks for showing some of the many ways the products in the SOA can be used – so excited to receive mine!

  17. Janetb says:

    Hi, from a SN member, I have enjoyed this blog hop, love all the inspiration. Your cards are so pretty and colorful, perfect.

  18. Kara Stainbrook says:

    Love love love Sending Love…. That is so gorgeous.

    I love trying to pick out the mystery color on blogs… It makes for a fun treasure hunt.

    Stamp Nation Member

  19. murphysmom Linda miller says:

    Love your two cards can’t wait to use my SOA! Love the colors you used. Can’t wait to see the new color. Being a SN member is awesome for sure!!!

  20. Linda Dunnihoo says:

    Great cards as usual Melissa! Especially that pink one. SN member here! Those postage stamp dies are going to be go-to dies I can tell.

  21. Kim Botello says:

    Both cards are great. Loving that postage stamp die & I suspect that beautiful pink is the mystery color. The balloon card is my favorite, love the rainbow colors.

  22. Brandy Duncan says:

    Love your designs SN sister. They are always inspirational. I’m Speechless reguarding this collection. Nothing I can say will do it justice. I can.t wait to get my hands on this fabulous collection. TFS

  23. JoAnneR says:

    Love your cards. I really like how you went monochromatic on one and rainbow on the other. Great way to demonstrate the fun products.

  24. Cheryl Jones says:

    I really love your Hot Air Balloon card. The colors are amazing. Catherine’s ink are great. This is a wonderful collection.

  25. Theresa says:

    Awesome cards. I love the polka dots on the sending love card. Soooo cute! I also love how you used the diamonds in the hot air balloon. I am an SN member.

  26. Lynn says:

    Ooh – I love the little hearts in the flags. How fun is that? I’m enjoying seeing all of the cards and look forward to participating in my first SN member PJ party!

  27. Wendy Hughes says:

    I am a StampNation member and I just love this new SOA. My favourite though would be the postage stamp die. I am also excited about the new ink colour being released to add the the full collection I got for Christmas. I just love the colours in your first card. Yep, I am OCD and like full collections especially of inks so I just have to get this SOA.

  28. Jodie Ramdas says:

    I love these cards Melissa! Love the new colour too 😉 love how you subtlety didn’t mention the colour you used on your projects… so funny! Can’t wait for Monday night as a Stamp Nation Member! I’m also a Stamp Junkie.

  29. Amy Seigler says:

    I’m a StampNation member and I’m just loving all of the examples using the new stamp sets and dies coming out this week. I really think the Love is in the Air stamp set and dies really are adorable. This set will be a nice addition to my collection. Can’t Wait to get them.

  30. Jenni Plowman says:

    I am a Stamp Nation member. I love your first card. It has a real WOW factor. And I am rather partial to pink.

  31. Lori A Walker says:

    The background you created on your first card is wonderful – what a cool little stamp! SN Member and I’m loving the creativity you guys are dishing out!

  32. Mary Heilner says:

    Oh my gosh. The pink “love” card is soooo beautiful. I fell so blessed to find a group to follow that has so many talented people willing to share. So much fun!
    Stamp Nation member

  33. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ I think your cards are great! I am over the moon for the Postage Stamp Dies (my mom was a postmaster, haha) and that Love die? FANTABULOUS!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your lovely cards. Have an awesome week. ~HUGS~

  34. Lynn Fletcher says:

    Melissa, just love the cards you did! The first one is perfect for Valentine’s Day! The Hot Air Balloon one is so cheerful and colorful! Some day I want to ride in one.

  35. Martha S says:

    Cute cards! I like the background polk-a-dot you used with the Love die cut. The hot air balloons are stamped in bright cheer colors, great for a birthday or someone heading off on a trip.

  36. Erika Dejesus says:

    I can see your first card “Sending Love” made individually in every color and will all look amazing! Great job!

  37. Priscilla Steele says:

    I have to ask but did you create your background??? Talk about having patience… I’m bowing down to you as I type. I would be all over the place trying to line the stamp up each time. LOL. Thanks for sharing

  38. MelissaF says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the pretty all in pink one and the balloon scene is so fun and festive in bright color combo!

  39. Mel Hughes says:

    Great Cards, I have to say the second one is my favourite though. I love how you have filled in the balloon and used the swoops on the background. Thanks for Sharing. You are so clever!

  40. FD91354 says:

    Lovely cards. I like how the SOA releases their product all coordinated and this plans so you aren’t stumped.. such a great idea.

  41. Annalisa says:

    I really enjoy both these cards, and it’s always nice to see that a product works in both monochrome and in a bright rainbow-y look. I especially love those happy balloons with that amazing sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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